PODCAST URBANA (Video)

 

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DJ Miria Alves, BADSISTA, DJ Flavya of Podcast Urbana. Photo by Stephen J. Grant.

DJ Flavya is not just cooking up beats for my first ever EP as Radio Stevie, she is also 1/3 of an all-female podcast called Podcast Urbana. Updated weekly, the hour-long show features 20 minute DJ sets by BADSISTA, DJ Miria Alves and DJ Flavya. I stopped by Haze Studio in São Paulo to watch the magic happen. We laughed and we danced to various styles of music such as bass, rap, trap soul, soul funk, and Brazil’s baile funk. Here are some clips from the session.

Follow and listen to the Podcast Urbana on Mixcloud


 

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Behind the Pages: “The Hero in Me” (Short Film)


COVER-officialStephen J. Grant talks themes, characters and more in this retrospective short film about, “The Hero in Me.”

“The Hero in Me” by Stephen J. Grant is available in paperback and e-book via Amazon, Barnes & Noble + more.
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“The Hero in Me” Spotify Playlist

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Want some music while you’re reading The Hero in Me? I curated a Spotify playlist inspired by my book The Hero in Me. The hour-long playlist features music by Depeche Mode, Otis Redding, The Stranglers and more. Get into the playlist below.


The Hero in Me

COVER-officialIn The Hero In Me, we dive into the mind of Schuyler, an overthinking young adult who is trying to piece his life together after the death of his mother. When he moves to Connecticut to grieve at his Aunt Lu’s, Schuyler finds comfort in an alcoholic bartender and a handsome heroin addict. Suddenly, Schuyler is faced with new highs and lows, and must decide between family, love and drugs.

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AFRO BRASIL Documentary

The media has created a slanted view of Brazil. Both the international and local media channels are to blame for this. In the United States, we only learn about crimes or poverty levels, and sunny beaches full of hot bodies dancing samba are our first images. Rarely, do we dig deeper into Brazilian culture, and there is much more to learn.

Brazil is one of the most culturally diverse countries, where more than half of the population identifies as non-white. But, that doesn’t mean it has been easy for our brothers and sisters in Latin America. To help paint a new image of Brazil, I spoke with black artists, educators, students and entrepreneurs about their Afro-Brazilian experience. We talked everything from racism and higher education, to celebrating African and indigenous culture.

This is what I’ve learned. These are their stories. This is Afro-Brasil.

Learn more here.